Discuss the possibility of the ability Drizzle being banned from the ORAS UU tier. Use this thread to discuss Drizzle's effect in the metagame and how it is able to support the rain team archetype. Talk about the different options it can provide, its best abusers/team support and potential checks & counters. State your opinion on whether you think Drizzle should be banned or if it should stay in the ORAS UU tier. All opinions are welcome to be presented, and arguments may be shared between players, as long as you back it up with knowledge and experience and refrain from making your entire points based on responses to others. Theorymonning is not a valid argument and anyone who bases their opinion in it risks being infracted. If you are relatively new to this kind of environment, i suggest you read these guidelines. Do not forget that, if a consensus can't be found after this discussions reaches its end, a vote will be held. IMPORTANT NOTE: Although the Rain archetype can still be used in XY UU, along with Drizzle and Politoed, there have been a few changes to these teams, namely in the form of a new abuser: Mega Swampert, that is only available in ORAS UU. As such, i ask that you only present arguments based on your experience in the ORAS UU tier, and disregard your interactions with Drizzle and Rain teams, be it in as a user or an opponent to them. There has also been a discussion among the Tier Leaders and the Tier Admin about the best approach to take on the Rain issue. We didn't want to completely nerf Rain with a suspect, but rather let the community decide on its impact in the metagame through its most influential traits. Among some of these, Kingdra, Damp Rock or Politoed were considered as a suspect, but we figured that Drizzle was the defining trait in Rain's threatening factor. As such, every argument that you present has to apply to Rain with the presence of Drizzle. Arguments and discussions that focus solely on a certain pokemon or manual rain will be met with consequences.